Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pending Cases in Family Courts of Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Family courts in six districts of the state have 16,781 pending cases. And of these around 13% have been pending for five years or more.
The government told the House that Vadodara has the maximum pendency in the state. The family courts exist only in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Junagadh, Vadodara and Godhra in Panchmahals.
The state government said that as on September 30, 2011, 220 cases were pending for over 10 years, while another 117 cases were pending for nine years.
Vadodara district has highest number of cases that have been dragging for over five years. Their number stood at 1,412. Of the 220 cases that have been going on for over five years, Vadodara accounts of for 169.
The law department said that the apex court keeps a close watch on the pendency of the cases. However, the government from time to time also issues directives for disposal of cases which were pending for long time.

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